Medical beds, also called “home care beds” or “hospital beds”, are designed for the comfort and well-being of people with limited mobility including those who are elderly, disabled or chronically ill. They are also designed for the convenience of their caretaker.
Most are height adjustable and easy to clean. The comparison chart below showcases seven popular medical beds offering different features and options.
|Product||Drive Delta Ultra-Light 1000||Invacare Etude HC||Permobil Halsa||Span Advantage and Advantage Ready Wide||Span Encore and Encore Ready Wide||Joerns Easycare||Joerns Care 100|
|Notable||Economical short-term option, battery backup lowering for head and foot||Economical short-term option, Trendelenburg, tool free disassembly, for use with any mattress||For home care, Trendelenburg, easy disassembly, expansion options available, casters lock in place||Adjustable footrest, expandable surface, smart stop sensors for lowering||Retractable deck for fall prevention, smart stop sensors for lowering||Integrate expansion, reinforced deck, leg lift, lowers and raises with night lighting||Tubular steel design provides sturdier structure, grid surface for air flow|
|Institutional settings, for long term use, clinical positioning, footboard attendant controls|
|Capacity||450 lb||360 lb||375-500 lb||500-650 lb||600 lb||450 lb|
|Floor to bed Height range||12.5-21.5"||7.8"-26.5"||9.9-25.6"||Advantage:|
|Rail options||Full, half||¾, half, ¼||Full, half||¾, Half||Half||Half||Full, Half|
|Sleep surface dimensions|
(W x L)
|36" x 80-84"||36" x 80"||36-48" x 80"||35-42" x 76-84"||35-42" x 76-84"||35-42" x 76-80"||35-42" x 83.5-85.5"|
|Panel Finish||Wood look||Wood look (beech)||Wood look, wine colour||Wood look|
|Warranty*||Lifetime (welds and frame) |
5 yr (motor and hand control)
|5 yr (frame)||10 yr (frame)||15 yr (welds, Advantage frame)|
10 yr (ReadyWide frame)
|15 yr (welds)|
10 yr (frame)
15 yr (steel structural components)
7 yr (steel structural components)
*Every warranty is subject to specific limitations. A warranty may no longer apply if the product is damaged with improper use. Even lifetime warranties are limited to their first owner; if the product is sold, they will no longer apply.
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